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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

March 11-17 • EMS – 9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for […]

County now pondering purchase of 187 acres

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

The 187 acre parcel of land in Mariposa which the county is considering purchasing is shown. Submitted graphicA wide ranging discussion regarding the potential purchase by the county of an 187 acre property in Mariposa was held last week. The item was part of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. The land stretches from the Mariposa County Jail […]

It’s time again for our readers to choose the ‘Best of the Best’

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

 It’s time again for local residents to cast their votes for the “Best Of ” Mariposa County. This annual balloting is always popular among our readers as well as those who receive votes. This is the second year it is called the “Readers’ Choice Awards” be- cause it is our readers who make the ultimate decision. Two top awards are […]

Registration open for NatureBridge summer backpacking programs

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

NatureBridge — a nonprofit educational company — is inviting youth to take advantage of backpacking. Submitted photoNatureBridge, the largest nonprofit educational partner of the National Park Service, leads backpacking programs for middle and high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one- and two-week programs offer a mix of backpacking, science and adventure and give participants […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

Eat for a cause A fundraiser will be held for the Mariposa Chapter of Wreaths Across America on March 29 from 4-9 p.m. It will be held at the Pizza Factory at 5005 5th Street in downtown Mariposa. During this event, 10 percent of all sales, including takeout, will be donated to the organization which honors veterans each December. Contest […]

The future of art in Mariposa can be part of parkway vision

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

Editor’s note: This is another in a series of stories about the Mariposa Creek Parkway leading up to the “Creek Week” events slated for April 11-13. It doesn’t seem like a coincidence the Mariposa County Arts Council is located adjacent to the Arts Park. “I consider it such a jewel in our community crown,” said Cara Goger, executive director of […]

National group takes look at wildfire issues in county

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

It’s certainly no secret Mariposa County is in an area prone to large wildfires. In fact, the county has experienced two major fires in the past two years — Detwiler in 2017 and Ferguson in 2018. It’s also no secret many agencies are working on how to lessen the danger of fire. From CAL FIRE to the U.S. Forest Service, […]

Staying safe

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

Shown is an example of the CatapultEMS software, which will be used by schools in the county. Submitted photoOne of the most important and pressing tasks for school districts in today’s world is to ensure the physical, social and emotional safety of its students. Lydia Lower, director of educational services for the Mariposa County Unified School District, provided an update […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 11 – A harassing phone call was reported on Indian Gulch Road in Catheys Valley. • There was a multiple animals issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. March 12 – Loose brown cows were reported on Lazo Way in Lake Don Pedro. • Deputies investigated a civil horse issue on Lake View in Mariposa. March […]

AT&T cell service is ‘live’ in north county

By ohtadmin | March 21, 2019

There was exciting news for residents of Greeley Hill this month. An AT&T tower went “live” and is now functioning under a trial period in Greeley Hill, providing cell service and high speed internet for the area. The 114-foot tower and support equipment is stationed at 10257 Red Cloud Mine Road. “We have two new LTE cell sites in the […]